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The Holy Roman Empire : a thousand years of Europe's history

Wilson, Peter H. (Peter Hamish)2016
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A great, sprawling, ancient and unique entity, the Holy Roman Empire, from its founding by Charlemagne to its destruction by Napoleon a millennium later, formed the heart of Europe. It was a great engine for inventions and ideas, it was the origin of many modern European states, from Germany to the Czech Republic, its relations with Italy, France and Poland dictated the course of countless wars - indeed European history as a whole makes no sense without it. In this work, Peter H. Wilson explains how the Empire worked. It is not a chronological history, but an attempt to convey to readers why it was so important and how it changed over its existence.
UK : Allen Lane, 2016.UK : Allen Lane, 2016.
xii, 941 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9781846143182 (hbk)
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